Constraining the cratering chronology of Vesta

  title={Constraining the cratering chronology of Vesta},
  author={David P. O'Brien and Simone Marchi and Alessandro Morbidelli and William Bottke and Paul M. Schenk and Christopher T Russell and Carol A. Raymond},
Vesta has a complex cratering history, with ancient terrains as well as recent large impacts that have led to regional resurfacing. Crater counts can help constrain the relative ages of different units on Vesta's surface, but converting those crater counts to absolute ages requires a chronology function. We present a cratering chronology based on the best… CONTINUE READING